Month: March 2015

ENL1 – Penrith Result

Shildon Grind Out a Win

In blustery conditions Shildon ground out a 2 – 1 home win against Penrith on Saturday 28th March 2015.

Kicking with the wind behind them a John Brackstone free kick was punched away in the 1st minute.

Shildon could have been three goals down within the first 9 minutes. On the 4th minute Penrith’s Martyn Coleman was pulled back inside the area by Darren Craddock for a clear penalty, but the referee said play on.

Minutes later Sam Bells great left foot shot was punched over by Shildon’s keeper Kyle Hayes.

On 9 minutes a Sam Bell header was goal bound but it hit a Penrith player near the goal line and bounced out.

Against the run of play Shildon took the lead on 14 minutes when Mark Doninger was fouled and Lee Scroggins scored from the free kick.

It was 2 – 0 shortly after when Billy Greulich-Smith fired a right foot shot into the bottom corner.

On 34 minutes Shildon should have also been awarded a penalty when Billy Greulich-Smith was pushed over in the box, but once again the ref. said play on.

Half Time:  Shildon AFC  2  Penrith  0

Before the hour a Billy Greulich-Smith header was dropped by keeper Richardson, but the ball was scrambled away.

Taking advantage of the wind behind them, Penrith looked a far better team and on 66 minutes a great right wing corner was headed home by Will Paul for 2 – 1.

Thereafter Penrith took control of the game with Shildon defending corner after corner.

In time added on a long free kick from Sam Bell assisted by the wind was goal bound but once again Shildon’s class keeper Kyle Hayes punched the ball over the bar.

The Railwaymen were relieved to hear the final whistle.

Final Score:  Shildon AFC  2  Penrith  1

Goalscorers:  Scroggins 14, Greulich-Smith 19.

Subs:  Jones for Doninger 83.


1) Kyle Hayes
2) Jamie Harwood
3) John Brackstone
4) Lee Scroggins
5) Daniel Moore
6) Darren Craddock
7) Mark Hudson
8) Sam Hodgson
9) Mark Doninger
10) Ben Wood
11) Billy Greulich-Smith


12) Marc Ellison
14) Adam Rundle
15) Lee Chapman
16) Carl Jones on for Doninger
17) Jack Taylor


Lee Scroggins
Billy Greulich-Smith



ENL1 – Penrith Preview



Dean Street

Match Day

28th March
Kick Off: 15:00

Admission Prices
Adult – £ 6.00
Concession – £ 4.00
Under 12’s free with Paying Adult

Current League Position –  16th ENL2
P 33  W 11  D 10  L 12  F 57  A 61  Pts 43

Last Match Played
25th March 2015
Penrith 1 Sunderland RCA 1

Last Time We Met
2nd December 2014
Penrith 0 Shildon 1


Founded: 1894
Nickname: Blues
Record Attendance: 2,100 V Chester (1981) at Southend Road
Joined Northern League: 1999-2000
Home Colours: Blue shirt, white shorts and blue socks
Away Colours: 


ENL1 – West Allotment Result

Shildon Move Up To 3rd

Shildon AFC are now 3rd in the league with games in hand after a 2 – 0 home win against West Allotment Celtic on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

The game was won within the first few minutes with the Railwaymen scoring twice. The first came on 5 minutes when John Brackstone headed in a right wing cross.

On 9 minutes Paul Connor cleverly wrong-footed three defenders and then the keeper Ryan Beal, to score a great individual goal for 2 – 0.

Although to was all Shildon, near the break Celtic’s Marc Walton fired wide from the edge of the box.

Half Time:  Shildon AFC  2  West Allotment Celtic  0

The 2nd half was a dull affair with very few scoring chances from either side.

On the hour Celtic’s Liam Anderson was through but miss kicked. Then Celtic’s Marc Walton headed over before they were down to 10 men on 78 minutes when Marc Dummett was red carded for a bad tackle on Sam Hodgson.

Near the end Shildon’s Mark Doninger hit the post.

Final Score:  Shildon AFC  2  West Allotment Celtic  0

Goalscorers:  Brackstone 5, Connor 9.

Subs:  Chapman for Greulich-Smith 65, Taylor for Hudson 75.

A poor game to watch, but a win is a win, and we move on to the next match which is at home to Penrith on Saturday 28th March 2015.


1) Kyle Hayes
2) Jamie Harwood
3) Marc Ellison
4) Lee Scroggins
5) John Brackstone
6) Daniel Moore
7) Mark Hudson (C)
8) Sam Hodgson
9) Paul Connor
10) Mark Doninger
11) Billy Greulich-Smith


12) Jack Taylor on for Hudson
14) Lee Chapman on for Greulich-Smith
15) Carl Jones
16) Lewis Graham